For $600 you can now get married at Town Hall in Halton Hills

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Published November 6, 2023 at 4:25 pm

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You can now do something at Halton Hills Town Hall that you could never do before…get married.

For $435 plus the $164 licence fee, you can have a civil ceremony performed by the Town clerk or a designate.

The first couple to take advantage of the new service did so recently in council chambers.

Getting married at city hall (or town hall) is a long-held tradition across North America for those who do not want to go through the formality of a church wedding but it was only recently that the Town of Halton Hills adopted the procedure.

The Town usually issues about 150 marriage licenses a year but the rising population and the desire for couples to tie the knot closer to home have increased the demand, prompting the new policy.

The ceremony will be shorter than a traditional wedding and the party size is limited to 10 people, which includes those who are getting married.

Witnesses must also be present and a ring exchange is optional.

Before you take the step into marriage, here are some things to consider.

If you are at least 16 years of age you are allowed to get married in Ontario. However, if you are not yet 18 your parents or legal guardians will need to sign consent forms first.

As well, there is a difference between a marriage licence and a marriage certificate.

A marriage licence is a document you need to be legally permitted to marry.

A marriage certificate is a written record that you have been legally married that you may need for other purposes. It can be obtained through ServiceOntario.

 

 

 

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